Pot or Kettle? Unsure.
The tube noise with a sprague scope makes me crazy. I'll stay with my Littmann.
I got a Littmann Lightweight for my Basic program. It's pretty awesome! Mostly use it for blood pressures, but it's good for heart/lung/etc. Sounds as well.
I'm curious, how do you all clean your diaphragms? I'm terrified that alcohol wipes will damage mine
My littman select was great for medic school and when I was working IFT.
I now have the master cardiology and would never go back. I can hear a blood pressure while going 70mph with the sirens on. And lung sounds are crystal clear.
And holy hell you must have big pockets. Must just be personal preference, but I couldn't stand that kind of oddly shaped, bulky thing in a pocket. I hate when I have to put my PAGER in my pocket so I can ride my motorcycle to work. But that is, in all fairness, basically everyone's complaint about a scope around the neck, too, so whatever works.
Can anyone please tell me the best stethoscope I should purchase. I need one before class starts? What else is good to have, besides a pen and notebook.
Thanks so much and Happy Holiday everyone!! :unsure:
Are you saying you've been able to appreciate a large number of subtle pneumothoraces due to diminished lung sounds? That's a pretty impressive catch.
I suggest EVERYONE own an Omron Sprague Rappaport. You may like your littman's bling, but the omron is a better scope in every way but weight and overall build quality (it doesn't fall apart, it just doesn't have the fit and finish of Littman. But what can you expect for $12.50) And you won't have to worry about loaning it out or losing it, because it's DIRT cheap. If you want to buy a middle of the road littman like the master classic, don't even bother, the Omron is far, far superior, and if you got a little cash for christmas from your dad, like I did, skip the high end littman and go Harvey DLX (they offer a 2 head version as well that is the exact same price as the cardio 3, but I like the weirdness of the 3, and having 3 heads has actually been nice) and you'll soon understand why I say this. Also, it looks cooler and doesn't make nurses turn their noses up at you for being an EMT with a "cardiologist" scope because not even they have any idea what the Harvey DLX is. You may have a cardiologist try to swipe it though! Mine stays on my neck all the time for this reason.